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Cross-Straits Conference
17-19 December 2014

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The Textile Institute London and South East England Section
The Roy Godden Lecture
The History of M&S Lingerie . . .and other tales
6pm-8pm, Wednesday 21 January 2015

Guest Speakers
Soozie Jenkinson
Head of Lingerie Design and Product Direction

Growing up in Norfolk with a determined ambition to pursue a career in fashion, Soozie moved to London to study a Fashion Design Degree at Kingston University. After graduating she worked as a Fashion Designer for a number of retail brands, joining M&S to design Lingerie and Sleepwear. Soozie was appointed Head of Lingerie Design & Product Direction in 1998 and has played a key role in helping M&S to maintain its position as lingerie market leader. In an increasingly fast paced, international retail environment, identifying new ideas, trends and interpreting these to anticipate and meet customer’s needs is paramount. Soozie also works closely with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the exclusive ‘Rosie for Autograph’ lingerie collaboration which has over 3 years become one of M&S’ most successful lingerie collections.

Paschal Little
Head of M&S Lingerie and Beauty Innovation and Quality

Paschal is Head of Innovation and Quality for Lingerie and Beauty at M&S, responsible for the technical research and product development of bras, knickers, sleepwear, hosiery and beauty. Paschal trained originally as a Technical Designer in Textiles and worked for many years in the fabric industry before joining M&S. Today, Paschal heads up a team of technical experts, dedicated to researching and delivering innovative, quality lingerie and beauty products the M&S customers will love. On behalf of M&S Paschal has managed the delivery of key Plan A projects including the award winning model Eco factories in Sri Lanka and China, and the development of the world’s frst carbon neutral lingerie collection. Paschal also represents M&S on the board of the Association of suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI).

6pm Private View
6.30pm Drinks Reception in the Senior Common Room
7pm Guest Speakers

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore (Entrance in Jay Mews)
Next to Royal Albert Hall
Nearest Tube station South Kensington

£5 Members/£10 Non Members/£3 Students

RSVP to Bill Bohm E: T: +442084495968


Introduction to Textiles - Training Short Course
23 - 25 February 2015, Manchester, UK

This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp and Weft Knitting, Nonwoven Fabrics, Dyeing and Finishing and Fabric Testing and Analysis.


Booking Form

International Conference
Fashion and Textiles - The changing equations
12 - 13 March 2015, Jodhpur, India

NIFT, Jodhpur are pleased to announce the International Conference on Fashion and Textiles (ICFT 2015). The conference will coincide with the world famous "Desert Festival" starting on the 12th of February, 2015 at the historical city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

NIFT Jodhpur, one of the most recent centres, was established in 2010. Within a short span of time, the institute has emerged as the pioneer institute in fashion education in the state. The state’s rich heritage in art and craft gives the students ample opportunity to explore and develop themselves as thorough professionals.

The conference will address the dynamics of Fashion & Textiles at National and International level and focus on contemporary issues and challenges related to textile art & craft, technology and management.

About Jodhpur
Jodhpur is among the most prominent tourist destinations of India. It is the “second largest” city of Rajasthan state and popular for featuring many palaces, forts, temples, art & craft and traditional textiles. Jodhpur is set in the stark landscape of the great “Thar desert". The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the famous Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur has also topped the Lonely Planet's list of most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.

National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFT Campus, Karwad, Naguar Highway, Jodhpur

Conference Chair
Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Khare , Director-NIFT, Jodhpur

Conference Convenor
Manoj Tiwari, Associate Professor

International Conference on Fashion & Textile (ICFT 2015)
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Sojati Gate, Jodhpur - 342 001, Rajasthan, India
Phone: +91- 291-2640067

The Textile Association (India) in association with Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau presents:

Global Textile Congress
Global Textile - Opportunities & Challenges in an Integrated World

13, 14, 15 February 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

Download the brochure here

The Textile India Association
Tel: +91 22 24461145


6th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications
26 - 28 May 2015
North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA

This series conference on 3D Fabrics started in 2008 at the University of Manchester, UK and has since gained the reputation as an effective and important forum for the researchers, industrialists, designers and end users in this attractive and challenging area to report the latest developments, exchange development ideas and discuss future strategic issues. The organisers are looking forward to another successful conference in NCSU next May. Your continued support will be the key to the success of the conference and the success of the conference series.

The conference is organised by TexEng Software Ltd, Manchester, UK and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA in association with The University of Manchester and supported by The Textile Institute, UK and The Fiber Society, USA.

The organisers invite authors to submit a one-page abstract for each paper that they wish to be considered for inclusion in the oral and/or poster programme for the conference. The abstract should contain sufficient information for a valid decision to be made on the merits of the paper and its relevance to the aims of the conference. Authors should indicate whether they prefer an oral or a poster presentation. 

Closing date for submissions intended for oral presentation: 15 January 2015
Poster abstracts can also be considered at a later date.
Please submit your abstract online:


ITMA 2015
12-19 November 2015
Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The Textile Institute is delighted to be a supporting organisation of ITMA 2015. ITMA has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry. The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability.

ITMA 2015 will continue to be the global marketplace and one-stop sourcing platform for:

  • emerging trends and innovation solutions
  • acquiring new knowledge and best practices
  • establishing strategic relationships with industry leaders

The exhibition will be open daily:

  • Exhibitors: 0800 hours - 2000 hours
  • Visitors: 0900 hours - 1800 hours

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Organised by MP Expositions Pte Ltd


World Textile Summit 2015
13 November 2015, Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world’s most influential textile-business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry. Its inspirational, forward-looking agenda - comprising expert presentations and interactive discussions - is designed to allow participants to share their business experiences and receive new ideas to maintain their success in the textile manufacturing and supply chain.

The World Textile Summit 2015 will explore business responses to the international drive for sustainable manufacturing. Going beyond the agendas of other textile sustainability conventions, it will seek to answer the questions that really matter to strategic decision makers: What returns can I expect from capital investment in resource efficient technologies? How do I go about establishing and monitoring a sustainable supply chain? And what are the market opportunities that arise from a strategy based on clean production and sustainable materials? Delegates will hear from international experts in the business and economics of sustainable textile manufacturing and learn from the direct experience of business leaders who have already chosen this path.

World Textile Summit 2015 a must-attend event designed for C-level executives and industry stakeholders to understand the business of sustainability and create value in key areas like growth, return on capital and risk management.

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Have your say!

We are constantly developing new events that benefit our members. We would like to hear from you or your company if you have a need for a particular subject to be covered through our conferences and events. Please contact us to have your say.

We are always updating our events calendar so for up to date details of all our events please visit regularly.

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Upcoming Events

12 - 19 November 2015
Milan Italy



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